14 July 2012
The Washington Free Beacon reports: Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered the U.S. air defense zone near the Pacific coast in early July 2012 and the combat aircraft were met by U.S. interceptor warplanes, most likely F-16’s, scrambled by NORAD at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.

This was twice now that Russia has dispatched “nuclear-capable bombers into the 322 kilometer zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks.

An earlier intrusion by two Tu-95 Bear H bombers was reported near Alaska as part of arctic war games exercise, according to a Russian military official.

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